Plaque and Tartar Build-Up is the Most Common Cause of Bad Breath in Your Pet.
Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet's teeth is responsible for the vast majority of cases of halitosis in pets, commonly known as "dog breath" and "cat breath". The worse the plaque and tartar build-up, the worse your pet's breath is. Severe dental disease can cause severe halitosis. Bad breath, medically termed 'halitosis,' is one of the most common problems reported by pet owners. 'Dog breath' or 'cat breath' can seem like a laughable problem, but it can be serious.
Most cats or dogs who have bad breath also have plaque or tartar build-up on their teeth. This is something that can be easily fixed or prevented. Your pet will be healthier if you prevent and/or remove the plaque on his teeth, and you will be happier with his fresher, cleaner-smelling breath
How Your Dog or Cat Gets Plaque and Tartar Build-Up:
Just like it does in people, small particles of food remain in the mouth after eating meals. These particles (if not removed) decompose, and attract oral bacteria, who thrive in the decomposing particles. Then the bacteria, saliva, and food particles form plaque, or tartar build-up, on the teeth, which causes your pet's bad breath.
Plaque gives your dog or cat's breath a terrible odor, and also can cause the gums to become inflamed, which causes even more bad breath. And gum disease can lead to more severe infections in the heart, kidney, and liver of your cat or dog If not removed or prevented, this tartar or plaque buildup can develop into gingivitis or other periodontal disease, which will make your pet's breath even more unpleasant and require a trip to the veterinarian.
Severe halitosis in your cat or dog beyond normal 'doggie breath' and 'cat breath' can have an underlying medical cause. Cats or dogs with severe halitosis should go to the veterinarian and get a check-up. Also, bad breath that persists or gets worse despite home treatment may require a trip to the vet for evaluation as well.
What You Can Do About Bad Breath in Your Dog or Cat:
• The best thing you can do for your pusat plakat
dog or cat's breath is prevent plaque and tartar build-up.
• Mild bad breath in your dog or cat may improve with gentle daily tooth brushing. Do not use human toothpaste when brushing your cat or dog's teeth. It's easiest if you begin brushing your pet's teeth when they are young, but even older pets adapt quickly to the brushing.
• There are commercial sprays
available to remove plaque and tartar buildup on your pet's teeth, reducing their bad breath. The spray mixes with your pet's saliva to coat the teeth and gums, and the ingredients begin to break up bacteria, plaque, or tartar build-up. This leaves your dog or cat's mouth healthy and clean, reducing bad breath.